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Kayla
Devoted November 2020

Virtual Wedding

Kayla, on October 14, 2020 at 11:01 AM Posted in Planning 0 5
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Unfortunately due to Covid, about 40% of FH and I's guest list wont be able to attend our wedding. But we wanted to make sure they can still view the ceremony if they so choose. What did you do to live stream your wedding? I was thinking Facebook Live (in a private group) or Zoom. Pros and cons of each? Did you do something else that worked better?

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Latest activity by Danica, on October 14, 2020 at 3:28 PM
  • Shelly
    Devoted January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    We won't be getting married until 2022, so we (hopefully) won't have to do this. But I have a friend that did Zoom. If you go that route, make sure you send the link or however it works to everyone that needs to stream it, and make sure you have someone else available to accept/start the video call for you! Many of her family members weren't able to see the ceremony because she had all of the acceptance emails sent to her email, which she of course never checked on her wedding day. She ended up accepting their request afterwards and they (in laptop form) were plopped down on a random table for the reception. At the end of it, her family was really upset and there were more sad tears than happy.

    I've also known people to facebook or youtube live/stream it and it worked really well! Just keep in mind that if you have to check emails or anything to confirm invite replies, that you either check your phone to make sure you've accepted everyone, or designate someone to do it for you.

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    Judith ·
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    From the other end, I would far rather see or be sent an edited video, or even prints of pictures, than a live Zoom. Zoom viewpoints are limited, and usually some family or friend who can make it to the wedding ends up babysitting the technology ( and I think that unfair.) And too often they are interrupted or missed by some. I would rather a better view, by edited video, later, also, because I would not ever sit down and watch it as it is happening. And if I am not there, I would rather the better product, later.
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  • Marissa
    Expert October 2020
    Marissa ·
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    I live streamed my wedding ceremony and just used Facebook Live in a private event page. It was easy for all of our guests to use, and afterward I was able to download the video and email it to anyone that missed it. I just asked a co-worker of mine to come to the wedding and be in charge of the live stream. My friends and family from out of state all loved it and were glad they still got to be a part of our special day.

    The only down side was that no one could really hear what we or the officiant were saying, but at least they could see all that was happening. I also hired professional videographers so I will have a better quality video that I will be gifting everyone too.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    My cousin had his wedding on Facebook Live in a private group! This allowed him and his (now) wife to invite specific people to "attend". It worked out very well and also allowed people to comment and leave them well wishes within the group.

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  • Danica
    Devoted November 2020
    Danica ·
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    We are using EventPro livestreaming...everyone is sent a private link since not all those invited to that have Facebook.

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